April 10, 2010
General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung, Chief of Staff of Nepal's army, is the newest member of the International Officer Hall of Fame at the United States Army Combined Arms Center (CAC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. An induction ceremony was held for him this week at the Army’s Command and General Staff College, from which General Gurung graduated in 1973.
The hall of fame was established in 1973 and has 240 members representing 67 countries. It honors graduates of the college who become their nation's top military officer, or hold an equivalent position by rank or responsibility in a multi-national military organization.
CAC’s General Staff College is regarded as the most prestigious school in the army. It reports to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).
The college trains almost all of the army's majors. All modern five-star army generals have passed through the college including George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry “Hap” Arnold, and Omar Bradley. Former commanders of CAC are equally noteworthy, including David Petraeus in 2007.